If your company, church, group, organization or club wants to develop a fundraiser for our winter program, Heat-Up St. Louis, or our summer program, Cool Down St. Louis, we welcome your wonderful ideas, and your tax-deductible donations — ALWAYS! Just call Linda, at 314-241-0001, ext. 207 or Resource Hotline at 314-241-7668, and leave a message, or fax us at 314-241-1860, or e-mail us at [email protected] with your intent. Depending on the level of the fundraiser, we will provide you support, and grant permission to use our official logos.
The most fundraising was through the sales of hats in winter and summer programs, respectively, Put a Lid on Old Man Winter and the Cool Down Hat Festivals. It is through these events that much volunteer work has gone into, as social service and community action agencies, board members and friends have dedicated many a Saturday or Sunday to give out hats and caps, donated by the Bee Hat Building, in exchange for donations. One of the board members, Kevin McGowan, a developer, donated retail space on Washington Avenue for hat sales, until construction halted our efforts in July. And Heat-Up St. Louis was fortunate to have Ted Koplar of Koplar Communications donate retail space in the Central West End.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch lent valuable assistance through its new Community Matters program, letting Heat-Up St. Louis advertise its various special events and appeal messages to their special Fall and Summer Community Matters tabloid sections, which includes information about the charity and how it helps the community, including Cool Down St. Louis.